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noun, plural schiz·os.
  1. a schizophrenic or schizoid person.
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  1. schizophrenic or schizoid.
  2. crazy; wildly eccentric; lunatic.
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Also schiz.Sometimes schit·zo, schitz.

Origin of schizo

1940–45; by shortening; cf. -o


  1. a combining form meaning “split,” used in the formation of compound words: schizogenetic.
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Also especially before a vowel, schiz-.

Origin of schizo-

< Greek, combining form representing schízein to part, split
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Related Words for schizo

insane, nuts, wacky, kooky, nutty, silly, mad, screwball, lunatic, cuckoo, psycho, berserk, ape, potty, absurd, crazy, curious, daft, different, eccentric

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British Dictionary definitions for schizo


  1. schizophrenic
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noun plural -os
  1. a schizophrenic person
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before a vowel schiz-

combining form
  1. indicating a cleavage, split, or divisionschizocarp; schizophrenia
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Word Origin for schizo-

from Greek skhizein to split
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Word Origin and History for schizo


1945 (n.), slang shortening of schizophrenic. Schiz in same sense is from 1955 as a noun, 1960 as an adjective.

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word-forming element meaning "division; split, cleavage," from Latinized form of Greek skhizo-, comb. form of skhizein "to split, cleave, part, separate," from PIE root *skei- "to cut, separate, divide, part, split" (see shed (v.)).

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

schizo in Medicine


  1. Split; cleft:schizotrichia.
  2. Cleavage; fission:schizogenesis.
  3. Schizophrenia:schizoid.
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